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Alia Ghanem, the mother of deceased al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden has given her first interview to Western media, telling The Guardian newspaper that her eldest son was ‘brainwashed’ into extremist ideology.

Speaking at her family’s home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Ghanem said bin Laden was a shy, academically capable boy, who turned into a strong, pious figure while an economics student in Jeddah in his early 20s.

“The people at university changed him.

“He became a different man,” she told the newspaper, which said bin Laden had met Abdullah Azzam, a Muslim Brotherhood member, who became his spiritual adviser, at the university.

“He was a very good child until he met some people, who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s.

“You can call it a cult; they got money for their cause.

“I would always tell him to stay away from them and he would never admit to me what he was doing because he loved me so much.”

 

(dpa/NAN)

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I Don’t Know The Position Of Bola’s Leadership In APC — Obasanjo Mocks Tinubu

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A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has mocked a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.

Obasanjo said he did not know the leadership position Tinubu was occupying in the APC.

The former President was responding to questions on a programme tagged, “The Talk.”

The show was aired on a YouTube Channel, ‘Voice of the People.’

Obasanjo also discussed other national issues on the show and also talked about the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The former military Head of State recognised Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as his vice.

But when asked about Tinubu, Obasanjo said, “Oh, Bola? Bola is supposed to be the leader of the APC.

“I don’t know the position of his leadership as you and I are talking.”

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Ooni Of Ife’s New Wife, Yeyeluwa Silekunola, Enters The Palace With Grace, Elegance [PHOTOS]

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has received his new Olori after the necessary rites have been performed, the Palace said.

“Her Majesty, Olori Moronke Naomi Silekunola Ogunwusi is the new Yeyeluwa Oodua. Necessary rites fully performed,” a terse message from the Palace said.

See the photographs, courtesy of the Ooni’s Palace:

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IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Resurfaces In Jerusalem [ Video/Photo]

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The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has been spotted in Jerusalem.

Kanu was spotted in Jerusalem on Friday praying.

In a video which surfaced online, the IPOB leader could be seen donning an Israeli outfit used for prayers while holding a book.

Kanu was last seen in Nigeria on September 10, 2017 after military some men invaded his residence in Afaraukwu community in Abia State.

Confirming the video and pictures, a source closed to IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful but chose to be anonymous told DAILY POST, “The video is true, Emma Powerful confirmed it to me.”

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